Thanks, Google!

YJI’s three editors — Steve Collins, Katie Jordan and myself — spent a gorgeous day on this holiday weekend creating our new Google Grants AdWords campaign.
To our joy, Google accepted Youth Journalism International into its free ad program for non-profit organizations a few weeks ago. So we spent all afternoon ignoring the perfect New England weather on this warm and breezy day coming up with an ad campaign.
We’re hoping the Google ads will raise our profile and spur more generous folks to support our efforts to teach journalism, give young people a voice, and help them build bridges between their nations, cultures and religions.
Google tells us it could be a few months before the whole thing is approved because the program is so popular, and while we hope it’s sooner, that’s okay. We believe it’ll be worth the wait.
We are grateful to all the individuals and companies that have helped YJI serve young journalists around the world, and now we can add Google to that list.

— Jackie Majerus